(PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Last month, in an action that can affect national food regulation, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed a bill that would require labeling on food products manufactured with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The signing of this bill makes Maine the second state in the country to pass this kind of legislation.
This news continues to ripple out, as publications from Natural News to EcoWatch have written about this measure and the impact it could – potentially – have.
Mark Murrell, founder and CEO of GetMaineLobster.com, finds these developments encouraging, due to his commitment to providing natural seafood products that are of the highest standard.
“I understand that consumers not only want to know what they're eating, but where their food comes from, and how it is handled,” says Murrell. “I support all efforts that inform consumers about what they're eating.”
Sponsored by Maine Republican Rep. Lance Harvell, the bill drew strong support from both sides of the aisle. According to Steve Mistler of the Portland Press Herald, supporters of the bill hailed the law’s passage as a “victory for advocates of laws mandating the labeling of genetically modified foods.”
However, the Maine GMO labeling law still faces another hurdle, in that 3 other contiguous, or neighboring, states must adopt similar legislation before Maine’s labeling provision can go into effect. The next contiguous state to Maine that is pushing a GMO bill forward is New Hampshire, which will take up the bill sometime this winter.
To learn more about Murrell’s commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable lobste r, visit GetMaineLobster.com.
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